Nancy Davidoff Kelton: Writing from Personal Experience
Thursday March 26: 6:30PM – 8:00PM
Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the event.
"My father in his coffin looked better than most of the men I dated."
Opening line of Finding Mr. Rightstein
Do you want your writing to resonate? Engage readers? Among the hallmarks of good writing, according to author/instructor, Nancy Davidoff Kelton, is self-revelation NOT self-absorption, which she describes as the difference between Ah Ha! and Oy Vey!
This 90-minute writing workshop will help you to reveal your best self in your writing. The exercises, techniques and inspiration are most effective when you allow them to completely rely on your experiences, memories, truths and dreams.
Nancy gives writing exercises, techniques, and inspiration that tap into your experiences, memories, truths, and dreams. She offers advice on how to send your internal and external critics on sabbatical, establish a regular writing routine, avoid procrastination, and capture what you wish to express in your own voice. In-class and at-home writing exercises will open you up.
Outside reading and marketing suggestions are given. Tip sheets will be handed out. Please bring your own pencils, paper or laptops for notes and fun, challenging exercises.
Nancy Davidoff Kelton is the author of seven books. She has published works in The New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Buffalo News, Passager Journal, Welter Literary Journal, Parents, Working Mother, Redbook, Writer's Digest and on the AARP website, among other publications. Her most recent book is her memoir, Finding Mr. Rightstein, which she is adapting for the stage. The Jewish Repertory Theater of Western New York will be hosting a staged reading on June 8, 2020. She lives in New York City and teaches at The New School.